Yesterday we said, we must, I. PATTERN YOUR HOME AFTER THE WORD, NOT THEWORLD. II. PRACTICE GODLY LEADERSHIP IN THE HOME.
III. PROPER SUBMISSION BY THE WIFE.
Verses 21-24 does not say, “obey.”
Often wives cannot follow, because the husband does not know where he is going. I believe a wife who is submissive will not try to lead her husband or the church. Submission does not mean to boss around. We are not some buck privates under a Sergeant. But, we have a Captain to obey.
See Joshua 5:13-15. I am sure that Joshua thought he was a General and who is this guy telling me what to do? I’m in charge!
Look at Ephesians 4:1-2, that is where it all starts: Humility! In verse 22 submit is a very mild, loving word.
Let me explain: We respond to Jesus because He first loved us. The same is true of a wife’s submission. A very personal loving relationship is the ground for submission. The wife is to respond to her husband, the way a believer responds to Christ in a love relationship.
Submission is a sign of being spirit filled.
IV. PRACTICAL WELL BALANCED HOME.
- Jesus must be pre-eminent.
- There must be a family Bible time – daily.
- A balanced fun time: Get input.
- Evening meals together.
- Church time.
- Serving God together as a family.
TO BE CONCLUDED TOMORROW!